Forgetful driver takes seven months to find parked missing Car !!! Erick King: Absent-minded An absent-minded driver has finally got back behind the wheel of his missing car - seven months after forgetting where he parked it. Eric King, 57, left his black X-reg Ford Focus in a residential road last February so he could walk into the town centre while visiting Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. But when he tried to find his £3,000 car again, he could not remember the name of the road where he had parked it or where it was. Mr King, a retired engineer, searched for four hours before catching a coach back to his home in Milton Keynes. He lost two stone in weight because of all the walking he had done looking for the missing motor. Mr King returned more than ten times to look for his car, often booking himself into bed and breakfasts after day and night searches. He reported his car missing to Suffolk police, but was unable to make an insurance claim as it had not been stolen. This week the car was reported abandoned where he had left it in Blackbird Drive on the town's Moreton Hall estate. Two neighbours assumed the car left outside their homes belonged to each other, but reported it when they realised neither of them owned it. Mr King caught a coach back to Bury St Edmunds and was taken back to his car by St Edmundsbury Council officials. The car which had run out of road tax was undamaged apart from having a flat battery and started first time with the help of jump leads. He said: "I must have stayed at every bed and breakfast in town while looking for it. "I walked all over the place and just kept coming back. "I had almost given up hope of finding it again - but I knew it must be somewhere in Bury St Edmunds. "I was as pleased as punch when the council called me to say it had been found. Someone up there must like me. I have now called the car 'Lucky'. "I will be making sure I park in places where I know I can find it again in future."